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John Byrne

John Byrne
John Byrne's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): RTÉ (Ireland)

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 88% First Man (2018) First Man is a pretty singular, thoroughly enjoyable and compelling experience.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet The Meeting (2018) Alan Gilsenan's latest film is a tough but very rewarding watch.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
5/5 100% Older Than Ireland (2016) Older Than Ireland is peppered with wise words, great memories, plenty of humour, a lot of energy and - cue the Kleenex - one of the saddest true stories I've ever heard. If you're not moved by this film, you're not human.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2018
3.5/5 80% Alpha (2018) Oddly enough, this works.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4.5/5 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Denzel Washington's in rattling form. But when is he ever not?‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
4.5/5 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's all outrageously enjoyable and so expertly put together, I couldn't be bothered outlining any more of the story. Just go see.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
5/5 88% Studio 54 (2018) The historical footage is remarkable, and you can really get a feel for the venue - not just in terms of its vibe of freedom, expression and casual sex, but also in terms of the sheer audacity and scale of the venue, a former theatre and TV studio.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
2.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) I've rarely left a cinema feeling so disappointed.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Anyone who goes to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looking for a good time in the dark with some dinosaurs is in for a treat. It's outrageously entertaining and an excellent addition to the dinosty.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
2.5/5 33% I Feel Pretty (2018) The big problem I have with this film is that I don't get the 'I'm ugly' shtick. By any barometer other than the barmiest of body fascism, Amy Schumer is a very attractive woman. And if you think she's fat, well then you're stupid.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 9, 2018
4/5 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This is, ultimately, a jaw-dropping game-changer.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
3.5/5 64% Peter Rabbit (2018) And the real magic here is the remarkable job done in terms of the CGI. It's ridiculously good. At this point, you don't even notice the blend of animation and real-lifers. It's seamless.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 51% Tomb Raider (2018) Tomb Raider is damn good fun, and Alicia Vikander is just brilliant in everything she does. So there.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/5 40% Den of Thieves (2018) Surprisingly, Den of Thieves is a lot better than the hopelessly generic title suggests, and I ended up enjoying it, despite my aversion to monosyllabic gym bunny blam-blam.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4.5/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is a gripping yarn.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) Go. Enjoy. Smile. ‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4.5/5 41% Justice League (2017) As formation movies go, this was hugely enjoyable and the ten-year-old me left the cinema looking forward to the next JL escapade.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/5 77% No Stone Unturned (2017) It doesn't always work - some moments are a bit overcooked for comfort - but the results are pretty devastating, if at least closing some emotional doors for those scarred and bereaved by a night when death called to a small country pub.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/5 83% Patti Cake$ (2017) [Patti Cake$] is a bit of a mixed bag. While the genre is as old as Hollywood itself, first-time writer/director Geremy Jasper has brought some new vision to the old 'search for stardom' set-up.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
2.5/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) As animated children's films go, this one's pretty okay.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3.5/5 44% Hampstead (2017) What it lacks in a script that's also painfully 'right-on' is compensated by a fine cast in a quirky and charming piece of cinematic souffle with Keaton and Gleeson in sparkling form. It's fun.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/5 69% The Journey (2017) It's all nonsense, really, but it's a bit of fun too. More of a pleasant distraction than politically insightful, and Toby Stephens is so convincing as Tony Blair that I almost felt my blood boiling all over again.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/5 91% Mindhorn (2016) Mindhorn is okay, but it should've been an awful lot better.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
4.5/5 90% Lady Macbeth (2017) This is a delightfully seditious film that hands patriarchy a right good kicking, and deservedly so.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
2.5/5 17% CHIPS (2017) It's difficult to get too excited about yet another so-so TV adaptation.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
5/5 83% George Best: All by Himself (2017) There are several truly splendid moments to savour and candid interviews with some of the main players in George Best's life, especially his first wife Angie and old pals such as Pat Crerand and Mike Summerbee.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
4/5 93% Logan (2017) The finest Marvel film so far since Stan Lee's empire moved into the multiplexes, and it's almost up there with Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
3/5 43% Gold (2017) Unless you're a McConaughey completist I wouldn't waste a night at the cinema watching this ultimately disappointing slice of celluloid, but if it pops up on TV some wet Tuesday night, you'll enjoy a great actor in top form.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4.5/5 87% Jackie (2016) In a word: Oscars!‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
2/5 21% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) I don't care and can't even begin to pretend to care.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
5/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) If you're not moved by this movie, you're probably in need of a visit from the monster too.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
4/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It's certainly the best blockbuster I've seen in some time and great fun.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) If you like your action well-choreographed, and a plot that's relatively uncomplicated but not dumb, this is pretty much the film for you. There's even some good roof-fighting, which is always a plus.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 46% Free State of Jones (2016) Although the film feels a little disjointed and confusing at times, the blend of a great story and McConaughey's on-screen dominance (he's in virtually every scene bar the flash forwards) makes this a compelling couple of hours.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/5 78% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Fans of the original will really enjoy this film, but even Bridget Jones virgins should get a few laughs out of the middle-aged mirth-making.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/5 94% Swallows and Amazons (2017) You could drive a herd of elephants through the pretty predictable plot, but if you're up for some old-fashioned fun and games, this is quite a jolly and spiffing diversion.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 36% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) This is a vast improvement on the 2014 film, and certainly sets the bar for this summer's round of blockbusters. Cow a-fun-ga!‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
4.5/5 67% The Danish Girl (2015) Vikander's performance in the role is both flawless and inspirational. Just give her the Oscar now.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
4.5/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Apologies for the fishing analogy, but this is Oscar bait par excellence.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
4/5 92% Grandma (2015) Tomlin carries it off with a world-weary, deadpan delivery reminiscent of the great Buster Keaton.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
4.5/5 100% Being AP (2015) AP McCoy is regarded as the greatest jump jockey who's ever sat in a saddle, and this fascinating documentary follows his last year on the track.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
4/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) Even for a Pixar production, this is a technically stunning piece of animation, and there's great use of landscape and water that often provides a stark contrast to the more cuddly central characters.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
3.5/5 74% The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) While it won't leave you the unwelcome gift of nightmares, The Hallow is an admirable first-time out for director Corin Hardy. You can see where every cent was spent, but that kind of adds to the fun.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2016
3/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Operating somewhere between Once Upon a Time and Game of Thrones, the adventure bounds along with a lot of energy, the odd witty line, nice scenery and some obligatory sprinkles of CGI magic.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/5 18% I Saw the Light (2016) Hank Williams was a musical colossus and his story is remarkable and fascinating. But you wouldn't think so from this dull and largely charmless film. What a shame.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2016
3.5/5 70% Central Intelligence (2016) This fun buddy movie is something like a semi-slapstick Midnight Run starring Abbot and Costello.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
3.5/5 35% Now You See Me 2 (2016) If you saw Now You See Me and enjoyed it, take it from me: you're going to love this sequel, which is pretty much more of the same and then some.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
4.5/5 100% Mom and Me (2017) You've just got to bring your ma to see this! You may even earn yourself an ice cream on the way home.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016
2/5 22% The Boss (2016) The Boss is pretty much a by-the-numbers comedy that comes nowhere near last year's Spy, which saw her on top form.‐ RTÉ (Ireland)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2016